Education Data

Education Statistics

Here is some statistical data about education includes success rates for students, testing data, financial data for teacher compensation, operation and building costs, and college tuition rates. This data is collected and compiled by a variety of research organizations, including private nonprofit organizations, government institutions and research centers. A good deal of the data is used to evaluate current policies, shape future policy and eradicate policy that is simply ineffective. Data is available for all education levels, including preschool, elementary school, secondary school, post-secondary, and graduate. Other important types of data include specific information about the government-funded Head Start program, alternative school programs, private schools and special education. Policy centers also evaluate the effectiveness of specific education legislative measures, such as the No Child Left Behind Act and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

  • National Center for Education Statistics – Compiles a wide range of statistical data for use by government agencies, education agencies, the media, business organizations and the public. Collects and publishes data about early education all the way through post-secondary and career education.
  • Education Policy and Data Center – The Center collects and analyzes global education data. Provides extensive data resources, query program, and visualization tools.
  • Global Education Statistics by World Bank – The Human Development Network provides education statistics by country. Includes average enrollment rates, teacher-student ratios, dropout data, completion rates and more.
  • Harvard College Library – Collection of data resources for national and international statistics. Includes research guides, national and international databases.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education – Census data comparisons, tuition and fees data, teacher salary data for post-secondary education. Current news and issues affecting employment rates of new graduates, student aid and other topics.
  • U.S. Census Data – 2011 Statistical Abstract education section shows a broad perspective of education in every category. Also includes data on school crime levels.
  • Higher Education Research Institute – CIRP surveys, publications, interdisciplinary research data including effect of education on student success, education policy and overall education performance.
  • Children’s Defense Fund – Research data and publications for U.S. elementary and high schools, including data about racial and economic inequalities. Data about how our schools are preparing our children on a global level also included.
  • U.S. Department of Education – Current legislative measure No Child Left Behind, information about Pell grants, loan forgiveness, and the Nation’s Report Card. Also includes evaluation reports, NCES data tables, basic education facts and data summaries.
  • EDinformatics – Information about schools, school locators, school performance in a range of subjects, and budgets. Also includes databases for curriculum, lesson plans, professional development and a parent’s guide.
  • The Broad Education Foundation Data and statistics for K-12 schools in the United States. Data illustrates education “crisis” in the United States today.
  • National Education Association NEA Reference Center provides research and data publications for current education policy issues. Areas include student readiness, teaching and learning conditions, community engagement and others.
  • Census Finance Data - Finance data for public schools files available for downloading. Includes information about revenue, debts, expenses, and school assets.
  • NCEF – National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities compiled data about school building and construction costs. Also includes wide range of educational building data such as average age of structures, average size and average number of portables.
  • CAPE – Council for American Private Education provides facts and statistics about K-12 private schools. Includes a variety of demographic data, comparison of public and private schools and more.
  • IES Data for Private Schools – Private school data tables based on association membership, religious orientation, minority statistics and other characteristics. Data available from 2001 to 2008.
  • Private School Review - Article discusses private school ranking, its importance and what information to review. Links to data resources for school ranking.
  • Public School Teacher Pay – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research reviews national statistics regarding pay for public school teachers. Civic Report published in 2007.
  • IREPP – Institute for Research on Education Policy & Practice at Stanford University conducts research to add to the body of empirical evidence shaping education policy. Site offers issue briefs, working papers, and publications.
  • CPRE – Collaborative policy research organization uniting other policy research universities, including University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University and Stanford University. Publications regarding teacher compensation and school finances available.
  • Brown Center on Education Policy - Independent non-profit research organization evaluates data to help provide effective policy initiatives.  Offers publications, research, and data about issues facing public education.
  • NEPC – National Education Policy Center works to provide accurate empirical data that will be used to shape education policy. Policy, legislative and research briefs available.
  • Special Education – Education Commission of the States deals with a variety of questions facing educational system and IDEA. Provides statistics and data about special education programs.
  • IDEA Data – DAC Data Accountability Center provides public access to data related to IDEA. Statistics by state, population and enrollment, trends and more.
  • Special Education Teachers – Specifics about special education teachers according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. Includes nature of work, training, related occupations, earnings and wages.
  • IES Alternative School Publications – Information and data about alternative school environments. Primary focus on risk of failure and alternative education as a resource for at-risk youth and populations.
  • ECS Alternative Education - Research and reading dedicated to alternative education. Alternative education discussion includes information on history, academic focus and potential problems.
  • AFSCME – General educational statistical data for education programs from Head Start to higher education programs. A directory of links to pertinent publications and research organizations, including National Center for Education Statistics, National Head Start Association and others.
  • Head Start Facts – Administration for Children & Families statistical fact sheet. Revenue and enrollment data by state since the program’s inception in 1965.
  • Preschool and Education Statistics - PISA evaluates how children all over the world are readied for life through modern education. Promotes enrollment in preschool.